Proud to have received #1 Honor Roll plaque at ARRL HQ on 08-JUN-2011 having worked and confirmed all current DXCC entities.
Greetings from Northeastern Pennsylvania! When I'm active you'll almost always find me on the low bands chasing DX.
K2CD is situated on a very small lot (50' x 125'), and is thus challenged when it comes to antennas. Current antennas include a Mosley TA33-M on a 40' free-standing aluminum tower, a 12M/17M rotatable dipole, a 30M dipole, and a full sized G5RV in an inverted vee configuration. I shunt feed the tower for 75 meters and have an extensive radial system. On 160M I have clip on leads for the ends of the G5RV which adds 62' of wire to each leg and yields a low and broad SWR curve in the CW portion of the band. I've worked quite a bit of DX with this arrangement. I have recently completed a two decades long quest of having worked and confirmed all current entities on the ARRL DXCC List.Confirmed DXCC Totals: 340 of 340 Current Entities Mixed Mixed: 346 SSB: 342 CW: 327 (Including Deleted Entities) Look for me using the club callsign K3MX from Pike County during The Pennsylvania QSO Party in October. All QSL requests found in the log are always answered promptly.
Best PAQP Effort to Date:
Class Single Op. Med Pwr (150W or less) QSOs 1,041 Mults 133 Points 169,580 (Current Pike County Record)
My QSL policy is simple. All direct QSL requests, provided the contact is found in my log, are answered promptly. An SASE, SAE, or IRC is always appreciated but not specifically requested. If you send via postcard, I return via postcard. DX contacts may QSL direct, via the International Bureau, or the ARRL LoTW. I DO NOT upload stateside contacts to LoTW as I use an entirely different logging system for non-DX contacts. If you live in the lower 48 and require a QSL, please initiate a direct request. Thank You!
Thank you for visiting. Hope to meet you on the air!
73/DX, C. Michael D'Alto, K2CD
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